The French Flagship L'Orient explodes at 10 o'clock at night at the height of the battle, effectively ending any chance of the French winning.

The Destruction of ‘L’Orient’ (caused by the explosion of her powder magazine) at the Battle of the Nile, 1 August George Arnald, (via National Maritime Museum)

The Battle of the Nile, Thomas Luny, 1830, National Maritime Museum.

The Battle of the Nile began on this day in maritime history, 1 August The battle, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, saw the British Royal Navy under Horatio Nelson prevail over the Navy of the French Republic in battle that concluded on 3 August.

August 3,1798: BATTLE OF THE NILE ENDS  -   The British fleet under Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the French to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates.

August 3,1798: BATTLE OF THE NILE ENDS - The British fleet under Admiral Horatio Nelson forces the French to surrender, concluding a decisive victory for the British who capture or destroy 11 French ships of the line and 2 frigates.

Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798, Daniel Orme, 1805, National Maritime Museum. Nelson returns on deck after his wound is dressed.

Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798, Daniel Orme, 1805, National Maritime Museum. Nelson returns on deck after his wound is dressed.

Wars of the French Revolution: Battle of the Nile

The Battle of the Nile was fought on August 1798 during the French Revolutionary Wars and saw Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson destroy as French fleet.

The Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798, Nicholas Pocock, 1808, National Maritime Museum

The Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798, Nicholas Pocock, 1808, National Maritime Museum

Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers.Commander of the French fleet during the Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798.

Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers.Commander of the French fleet during the Battle of the Nile, 1–3 August 1798.

Aboukir 1798

Thomas Luny (Thomas Luny) Battle of the Nile, August 1798 at 10 pm Oil on canvas 1834

Bataille navale d'Aboukir (Bataille du Nil). "Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798 at 10 pm" (détail). Peint en 1830 par Thomas Luny.

Bataille navale d'Aboukir (Bataille du Nil). "Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798 at 10 pm" (détail). Peint en 1830 par Thomas Luny.

Nelson being treated in the cockpit for his head wound sustained during the Battle of the Nile.

The Battle of the Nile of the Napoleonic wars between Nelson and d'Aigalliers where the British won a resounding naval victory and Nelson sailing in Captain Berry

Nile River Gunboats 1882–1918 (New Vanguard):   For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and th...

Nile River Gunboats 1882–1918 (New Vanguard): For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and th...

Battleships and Cannons: Admiral Nelson Crushes the French Fleet At Alexandria, Egypt.

Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson, the rising star of the British Royal Navy, had been pursuing the fleet of the French Republic around the Mediterranean for the

The Battle of the Nile at the moment the French Flagship L'Orient exploded

The Battle of the Nile at the moment the French Flagship LOrient exploded

Battle of the Nile (Aug. 1, 1798), battle that was one of the greatest victories of the British admiral Horatio Nelson. It was fought between the British and French fleets in Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria, Egypt.

Battle of the Nile (Aug. battle that was one of the greatest victories of the British admiral Horatio Nelson. It was fought between the British and French fleets in Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria, Egypt.

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